Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pocket Poems

I have on my desk what I’m told is my Grandmother’s favorite book – “Robert Browning’s Poems”.  I wonder which poems spoke to her.
Old books & ink wells
Many of us have poems we carry in our heart or head. In the Middle Ages, people wrote favorite poems in a commonplace books. Soldiers took pocket editions of poetry to war as talismans to comfort and cheer.

What words inspire you? Which are your lifelines? Save them on your iPhone, add them to your social networking page, post them on your fridge, mail them in a handwritten letter to a friend...
Join the Academy of American Poets in celebrating National Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday 18 April!